Shenzhen Transportation


Bao''an Airport
Bao'an Airport

Shenzhen Bao’an Airport (SZX) is around 20 miles (32 kilometers) from downtown area. At present, it operates more than 150 domestic and 21 international air routes, connecting Shenzhen and other cities both at home and abroad, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. Transportation to/from downtown, Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau is quite convenient from the airport:
 Shuttle buses to Shenzhen downtown area
 Airport Transport to Nearby Cities in Guangdong
 Airport Transport to Hong Kong / Macau

 The city is located at the crossing of Beijing-Guangzhou Railway Line and Beijing-Kowloon Railway Line. Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway Line and Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway Line also pass the city. As one of the most important transportation hubs in south China, Shenzhen efficiently connects mainland China and Hong Kong. Most high-speed trains depart from North Railway Station and get to Xiamen, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xi'an and Wuhan.
 Shenzhen Railway Station      North Railway Station     Futian Railway Station     East Railway Station

 Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guangzhou Train
 Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guilin Train
 Shenzhen - Xiamen Train
 Shenzhen to Shanghai Train

 See detailed Shenzhen Train Schedule

There are over 40 passenger long-distance bus stations in the urban and suburban areas. Among them, Luohu Bus Station, Bao’an Bus Station, Yinhu Bus Station, Futian Bus Station, Huanggang Bus Station and Airport Bus Station are the popular ones. Passengers can arrive in a city within Guangdong Province such as Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shantou and Zhanjiang, or trans-provincial city including Nanning, Guilin, Fuzhou, Putian and Quanzhou.

Nowadays, ferries are available at Shekou Port (China Merchant Shekou Ferry Terminal) and Fuyong Port of Bao’an Airport. Shekou Port operates ferry lines to Skypier of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai Wailingding Island Ferry Terminal, Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal. Fuyong Port is just 3.3 kilometers (2 miles) away from Bao’an International Airport. Passengers can take closed ferry route to/from airport to Hong Kong International Airport and Macau by showing intraday air tickets. Also, Shenshen has an important international container terminal, Yantian Port, operating  about 87 ship routes to/from countries in North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Australia and Mediterranean.

 See detailed
Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Ferry
Shenzhen - Macau Ferry
Shenzhen - Zhuhai Ferry
Ultimate Guide to 15 Shenzhen Ports


Eight metro lines are operating in the city so that the accesses to the major distribution centers like Luohu Railway Station, Window of the World, Luohu Port and Shekou Port are quite easy.
Operating Subway Lines:
 Line 1 (Luobao Line)         Line 2 (Shekou Line)    Line 3 (Longgang Line)    Line 4 (Longhua Line)
 Line 5 (Huanzhong Line)    Line 7 (Xili Line)    Line 9 (Meilin Line)    Line 11 (Airport Line)
Lines to be Opened:
 Line 6 (Guangming Line)
 Line 8 (Yantian Line)
 Line 10 (Bantian Line)
 Line 20 (Fuyong Line)
 See metro maps for reference.

Shenzhen City Bus
City Bus

There are over 900 bus lines running in this city presently. Regular bus lines, Express Lines, Intercity Lines, Night Lines, Peak Hour Lines and Holiday Bus Lines are the main categories. Most routes in downtown area cost CNY 1 for ordinary bus and CNY 2 for air-conditioned bus. Their operating hours are roughly from 07:00 to 23:00 in weekdays.
 Bus / Metro Search
 Currently, more than 16,000 taxis run in the city. They are mainly in four colors and serve designated areas: red and yellow cabs run in urban and suburb areas including Luohu, Futian, Nanshan and Yantian Districts; green cabs can only be found in Bao’an and Longgang Districts; blue cabs, namely electric ones, serve the same areas as the red ones. In the day time, the fare is CNY 6-10 for the first 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) and then CNY 2.4 for each extra 0.6 mile (1 kilometer). During the night (23:00-06:00 the next day), passengers need to pay extra 30% as night allowance. 

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- Last updated on Sep. 05, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Transportation
Asked by handoyo from INDONESIA | Sep. 02, 2023 19:29Reply
What is the application to provide maps direction (similar to Google Maps) that provide english lang
I only know Baidu. But as a nonchinese, hard for me to operate since there is no info in english language. Need this to guide me getting around the city and possible transport options
Answers (1)
Answered by Fred | Sep. 05, 2023 20:14

At present the most convenient English app should still be Google Map and others are all in Chinese service.
Asked by PraveenKumar from INDIA | Jul. 12, 2023 23:06Reply
Tickets for Shekou port
Can I buy a Shekou ferry ticket directly from Hong Kong airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Anne | Jul. 13, 2023 00:35

Yes, you can.
Asked by Helen from ENGLAND | May. 23, 2023 02:38Reply
Shenzhen to Hong Kong private transfer
I have a private car taking me back to Hong Kong on Thursday. When you pass through immigration do you have to go out of the car like you do when you enter China?

When I came pre pandemic to Shenzhen on the return journey back to Hong Kong I didn’t have to go through all the immigration as I had to get into China.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Answers (1)
Answered by Gloria | May. 23, 2023 23:14

Yes, generally, you need to go out of the car.
Asked by Helen from ENGLAND | May. 09, 2023 00:55Reply
Ferry to Shekou
Hello! I am staying in Hong Kong for a couple of nights first then planning to travel to Shenzhen via the ferry to Shekou port as I need to get a VOA. Do I have to go back to the airport to get the ferry? Also when I arrive in Shenzhen is there a taxi rank there? I’m staying at The Langham in Shenzhen. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! Helen
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda | May. 09, 2023 20:04

No, you don' t have to go back to the HK airport. You can take a ferry from Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal. Yes, of course there are taxis ranking at B1 floor taxi area. You can also take Metro Line 12 from Shekou port (Taiziwan Station) to Nanshan Station and then transfer to Metro Line 11 to Chegong Miao Station. Exit from Exit B and walk west about 600m to reach your hotel.
Asked by patrick from MALAYSIA | Jan. 16, 2020 06:17Reply
Taxi From Shenzhen Airport to Hong Yang Hotel North Railway Station
May I know how much is a taxi from the Bao'an Airport to Hong Yang Hotel, Mintang Road?

How many passengers can fit into the taxi if each of us brings 1 carry-on and one 23" checked-in back?

The reason I asked the questions is because my group of 17 pax is arriving at about 10.30pm at Bao'an airport and I understand that other modes of transportation is either inconvenient or off service.

Thank you in advance.

Answers (3)
Answered by Jocelyn from FINLAND | Jan. 16, 2020 22:14

1. Generally speaking, it costs CNY 120 to CNY 130.
2. According to the situation, it can still accept 2-3 passengers.
Answered by patrick from MALAYSIA | Jan. 16, 2020 22:36

Hi Jocelyn, Thanks for the very prompt reply and it was most helpful.

By the way, is there one type of taxi only at the airport or are there a few types. If there are a few types, which is preferred or reliable.

Thanks again.
Answered by Jocelyn from FINLAND | Jan. 18, 2020 17:51

I'm afraid there is only one type of taxi at the airport.
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